The Barn Theatre, Cirencester is delighted to announce that the world premiere of I’m Sorry, Prime Minister, I Can’t Quite Remember will take place this autumn with the production previewing from 25 September and running until 4 November.

The final part of the much-loved Yes Prime Minister television sitcom is bringing back its leading characters Jim Hacker and Humphrey Appleby for one last hurrah. But this time they’re miles from Whitehall.

Written and directed by Jonathan Lynn co-writer of the Yes Prime Minister series, the final production sees how the former PM and erstwhile Cabinet Secretary are faring in their old age and in the “woke” era. Not so brilliantly, we learn.

Holed up in his new home at Hacker College, Oxford, Jim finds himself, as ever, in the midst of a set of problems mainly of his own making.

Unsure of how to cope, he calls on his old and not so loyal Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby.

What ensues carries all the hallmark comedy of this classic partnership as well as being a touching portrait of two old sparring partners trying desperately to figure out the modern world and work out what their place is in it.

In doing so they discover friendship and empathy as well as learning a few hard lessons about life.

Jonathan Lynn said of today’s announcement, “I wanted to write the final chapter about Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby, now in their 80s, discarded, ignored, watching today's world with utter bewilderment.

"An elegiac play about old age and loss - loss of power, loss of influence, loss of friends, loss of family. The only play I've ever seen on this theme is King Lear. This will be funnier.”

This production is dedicated to Antony Jay, Jonathan’s writing partner who sadly passed away in 2016.

Tickets for this amazingly funny production can be got at or by calling box office at 01285 648255.

Waiting For Anya, March 27 – May 5

Meanwhile, the Barn theatre’s current production Waiting For Anya, by Michael Morpurgo is taking the Cotswold by storm. With only three weeks left there’s still time to buy your tickets if you’re quick.

If you haven’t seen it yet you’re missing out! One for all the family. With family tickets starting from Just £7.50 per person, you can’t go wrong.

To book go to or call the box office on 01285 648255